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>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia mikaelian. >> today marks three years since the affordable care act took effect, in months many will have health coverage. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the push to make sure the program is ready. . >> reporter: at locations around the state people rallied, including here at san francisco city hall, to celebrate the implementation of the affordable care act and they are urging leaders to do more to make sure it works. >> okay. so continue -- >> reporter: at the clinic the doctor treats patients for free, people who don't have insurance and welcomes the affordable care act. >> i think there will be a number of years where there will be lot of working through the glitches. >> reporter: in 2014, 6 million uninsured will be covered. >> 50% of our patients won't be eligible because of issues. >> we came, we saw. we passed healthcare. >> dave: they celebrated celebrated the affordable care act three year anniversary
with the investigators right now. at 6:00 p.m., more on the investigation. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the mother does not want to talk to reporters right now but the hospital said the girl is doing very well. >> medical assessment is complete. she is in good condition. all indicators are excellent. >> little gabriela quintero was taken to the hospital when police found her in the abandon jeep. she appeared calm and in good health. the hospital said the girl was discharged to her mother before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. an hour ago. again the investigation is not over and police are still looking for the person who stole the jeep. san jose police say the suspect is a white woman in her 30s wearing a dark top and pants and with dark hair in a bun. she was carrying a target shopping bag. there is a target store nearby but that store was not open at the time. ktvu channel 2 news is staying in touch with police as they search for the suspect. follow us on twitter where we will tweet any updates including an arrest in the se. >>> good samaritans tried to help victims of a vehicle acciden
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >>> good evening. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> there are explosive new allegations that money was paid to influence an oakland city counsel member to do business on public property. ktvu's eric rasmussen uncovered a second investigation involving larry reid who is already the suggest of a report -- subject of a report by the auditor. >> reporter: we obtained this report by a private investigator. it includes an interview with a man who says his business partner paid money to get special treatment from larry reid. >> reporter: they had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base. in 2009 it got approval to accept material. >> i was so concerned. >> reporter: he told us his business partner and owner paid a long time activist a thousand dollars a week to get the city's cooperation. >> reporter: what was the money for? >> so he could get whatever he wants from the city. >> reporter: how do you think he was doing that? >> because he had a connection.
. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel it. >> developing news a marine accused of killing two of his colleagues at quantico military base was from the bay area as with a one of his victims. >> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather holmes. we learned tonight that a young marine from oakley was among the two people killed that the virginia base. ktvu's christien kafton just spoke to the friend of the victim and join us from liberty high school in brentwood where she was a recent graduate. >> reporter: sarah cast castro-mata graduated and says her death was a tragedy for the entire school. we talked to a friend of her's that told us that castro-mata dream of joining the marine corps and serving her country. sergeant eusebrio lopez shot them both and turned the gun on himself. she is still in shock and she stelus that she learned about the shooting on-line and says there is talk that the shooting may have been the result of a love triangle. >> he was a lovely person. she would always have a smile on her face. she never had no one that didn't like her. and i just miss her so much, like when
guard was telling ktvu news. >> the big week has arrived. >>> grand opening for two very important tunnels near the devil's slide area. we'll tell you about the ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. and why this is so important for people in the coastal communities. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us monday morning march 25th i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. you're the ktvu doctor you're supposed to make steve paulson feel absolutely well. >> he doesn't always listen to me. >> we do have a little change today. it will still be partly sunny, mostly sunny but a lot of high clouds streaming in and a westerly breeze and that system is moving to the north. it will increase low clouds. 50s and 60s. a couple holding on to low 70s. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is moving along pretty well on southbound 101 as you head down to the toll plaza, golden gate bridge. no major problems there. the morning commute is looking good if you are driving at the bay bridge but we're seeing signs the metering lights could be on soon. let's
drescher and marilu henner. bye-bye. >>> trouble for two bay area city council members. ktvu just talked to the person making the allegations. >>> why people in a community are cheering this scene from this morning. >>> the reason there are special police patrols on a local high school campus at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> the information that she provided has made a match. >> okay. >> okay. >> a bay area city council member's quick response to news she and a klieg may colleague may be in legal trouble. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. they are facing that. tara moriarty talked with the auditor about the interference in a bidding process for a construction project. good afternoon. >> reporter: some pretty big fireworks here this morning all over this, it is an auditor's report which says shows two council members crossed the line and mis-used their power in office. the most telling pages are on 16 and 17. the auditor says the parts in red show where council members desly brooks and larry ride interfered with
ahead at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> help is on the way. an effort to make the votes of oakland safer, it is the top story. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. the oakland police department graduate its first academy of police officers in 4 years today, brian flores is live in oakland to explain how this may make the streets safer. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the goal certainly is to make the streets safer in oakland. as you mentioned the first graduating class since november of 2008, not only a big day for them but also for the families who have sacrificed so much. this is the city's 166th police academy class, 38 officers graduated today, including two from vallejo, the class marks the first of many things, for one the first class under police chief howard jordan and mayor jean kwan and the first diverse class in its history, out of the graduating class 11 different language including those. the chief says it marks a turning point for them and this new class is meant to do that, and he hopes that.
confirmation on that, we'll be sure to pass it a -- it along to you. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have r
years after the iraq war began. details are being discussed right now. ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from san francisco to show us how some marking this day. >> reporter: you could use the word "marking," tori. the sidewalks are filled with a memorial of sports on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of u.s. armed forces fighting in iraq. >> it's been ten years which is why we're out here on this date march 19th since we invaded iraq ten years ago. i was going into iraq with the 101st and since then, there have been hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians including thousands of american soldiers. >> reporter: today aaron hands and other veterans are writing the names at the federal building here on golden gate avenue. organizers have timed this to coincide with a similar protest at the white house. many say they were opposed to u.s. participation in the war to begin with. others say they were misled. >> a lot of us feel that a lot of us were pretty much lied into -- into our involvement with this war and pretty much we're trying to highlight the effects of the war by chalking
that probably started in the laundry room of the home. on bethel island, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> not everyone is happy with the new downtown loop in hayward. the project just converted one- way streets. brian flores is live with more. >> reporter: the city of hayward say they receive three or four miles either praising this work or criticizing, saying it could cause accidents. officially the hayward loop opened last friday but already there's been confusion from some long-time residents and commuters. the loop changes normally two- way traffic into one-way traffic with northbound merging. now, since the loop open there's been one motorcycle accident. although police say it had nothing 20 to with lane configurations. despite the there were signs, long-time commuters say it wasn't enough and they are hoping the city does something to address it, including adding stoplights and overhead signs. >> the signs are being made as we speak and they will be up in the next few days or a week. that concern is very, very valid with the change that has been made. making it more confusing f
on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, everybody it is friday, sounds very good to say that. march 22nd i'm brian flores. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. you will not believe who is here for us on the weather this morning. >> yeah i wanted to come in and meet brian. >> and you don't need any sleep any way. >> couple hours. >> nice to be here. the weekend is shaping up. we're right there basically. we are heading for daytime highs. we are going to warm upright through the bay area week. see that pink or purple area? that is a gail warning off the coast. it will be breezy today. when i come back, i'll have the forecast for your winds and also the day-time high forecast for your neighborhood on friday. >>> good morning, to you. traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay area. there are a couple exceptions. for the most part we have a good looking commute in the area. this is highway 24 westbound. the traffic is moving along very nicely with no major problems. if you are driving on interstate 880 the traffic here also looks good. but we have a big problem in the south bay
't taking it anymore so beware. live from concord, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile silicon valley is the center of many of the nations high-tech ideas but a new study says certain people are being left out. that story coming up in about 12 minutes. >>> valejo police are investigating the cities sixth homicide of the year. neighbors call police just before 5:30:00 p.m. yesterday after hearing shots fired from a home on hickborn street. when officers arrived they found an elderly man who had been shot inside the homes garage. police have not yet released the mans identity. no arrests have been made. this is valejo's second homicide since thursday and the third this month. >>> authorities are still trying to figure out what went wrong over the weekend when they say a teenager lost control of a race car killing two people. it happened saturday night at a racetrack in mariesville, north of sacramento. investigators say 17 year old chase johnson somehow went off the track and struck two spectators. one of them was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cous
and a little warmer. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news is the only crew on the scene in contra costa county. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute
information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport. the building was not burned. firefighters are investigating whether this was
investigators may tell us about that smoke that conversations most of contra costa county. >>> and ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us, this monday march 18th, i am pam cook. >> steve is back, glad to see you. does pam need to grab her crumbled la? >> -- her crumbled la? >> a -- her umbrella. here is more. >>> northbound 101, approaching the 880 split and also the commute is moving along slowly at the toll plaza, let's go back to the desk. >>> a bar stabbing stemmed from a fight between two groups of men. here is more with tara moriarty where police say it all happened just hours ago. >> reporter: yes this st. patrick's' day celebration started around closing time and that's a physicians place where an officer is waiting for a crew to come and clean up the crime scene. the ball happened in front -- ball happened in front of the park and two people got into a heated argument and somebody pulled out a knife and then suspects scattered. investigators say the suspects took off in a dark colored sedan headed east
everything off the shelf, and to your home. . >>> good morning, ktvu channel 2 morning news was first on the scene and firefighters are having a huge problem putting out that fire. >>> we will tell you how close the shooting happened to an area that children frequent after a young man was shot by driveby shooting. >>> president barack obama is now in israel, the critical issue on the agenda, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete news coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us this wednesday more march 20th, i am pam cook. >> did steve tell you to grab an umbrella? >> i did yes, and it started yesterday afternoon just like he said. there you go. >> there you go, both of you are correct, it started yesterday and continues this morning, this is kind of hit and miss and we have it trying to move into the north bay and mostly cloudy skies 50s and 60s, here is sal. >>> good morning, a lot more crashes this morning some serious and some fender benders and you can see it is crowded but not stop and go and also
might be connected to a shooting in hayward. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us from hayward with more on this possible connection. tara. >> reporter: this is where police say that an innocent bystander could have been killed in a drive by shooting. right now police are looking at surveillance video from that gas station to see if it provides more clues. authorities believe the suspect involved in this shooting is who led them on a child chase just hours later. our cameras caught the high speed chase north on 880 through oakland late last night. police tried to pull the driver over in hayward just after 11:00 for a dui in reckless driving. the car ended up spinning out of control. police cars smashed into it to box the driver in and arrest him. officers say people in the car were throwing things out on to the roadway. they never found thosements but officers did find weapons inside the vehicle when they finally stopped. >> they pursued the vehicle all the way into oakland where it crashed on its own. the three occupants were taken to custody from there. >> reporter: police be
. reporting live in antioch, patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as patti mentioned, we received picture of the fire from our viewers. gary with twin rivers marine insurance agency says the company's web cam points toward the san joaquin river. >>> jacob miles sent us this picture showing how the smoke could be seen from miles. >> with the fire and smoke came large chunks of ash. sean shared these photos of a covered walk in the area. >> more details tonight on prescribed burns in the area. according to officials with the bay area quality district. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this year the permissive burn period began on march 1st and runs through april 15th. the fires must be deemed necessary by the california department of fish and wildlife. >>> now to developing news we're following right now in vallejo, police there investigating the city's sixth homicide of the year. it happened a few hours ago in a residential neighborhood. christien kafton just spoke to investigators and joins us live now with what he learned. >> reporter: le
to the oakland raiders, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us tuesday march 19th, i am pam cook. steve, if if you were them, would you grab an umbrella? >> yes,i would. if you are heading out tonight you might need that umbrella, and tonight you can see cloud cover and there is a little bit more rain coming in, 50s and of 0s -- 60s to near 70s, here is sal. >>> there is a crash in richmond we will tell you about, and traffic looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza, 237 looks good, let's go back to the desk. >>> pope frances is now vowing to serve the porest -- poorest and the weakest. six hours ago pope frances was presented with a key symbol. he went through the open top vehicle which was not surrounded by bullet proof glass. he is being called the people's pope and he broke float tow call and kissed a disabled man in the crowd. >> he has the passion for things that really motivate him. >> more than 150,000 people packed st. peters' square for the installation. >>> a car fire really spread to headquarters in a
right now. this is ktvu channel this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> we begin with breaking news on half-moon bay. they are searching as well as the coast guard looking for a missing man on the beach. the missing man was reported missing 2:45 this afternoon. they told the coast guard he was with them on the beach and turned around and he was gone. we have a crew checking in on this and we will bring you more as soon as it comes into the newsroom. >>> here is more on a family of a santa rosa ray way team. it wrapped up just a short time ago and it seems as though this tragedy has touched everyone in this community. >> that's right, heather, hundreds of people are still here and theres a reception going on as you can see. this is following a loving tribute to a remarkable 14-year- old who was looking forward to high school last year. >> i am so sorry he was going to miss out on all of the fun he would have had. it is going to be hard not picking him up every day. >> relatives, classmates, and teachers shared rememberances of marcus johnson killed last week in a freak race car accid
and if we do we will give it to you live in this show. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police continue to investigate a deadly stabbing, it happened friday afternoon on north first street not far from the santa clara jail. police are looking for this man, 25-year-old juan ramirez. he is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 29-year-old sandra cruz gonzalez. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one and may be headed to mexico. >>> this noontime both sides of the prop 8 debate are gearing up for a big week. starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear two cases about gay marriage and both could have huge impacts for the state and country. brian flores is in the newsroom. how are people preparing for the hearing? >> reporter: no question this is a big week for both sides but starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court is set to hear on proposition 8 and on wednesday the court will hear oral arguments on the defense of marriage act. several groups will be holding rallies leading up to tomor
as the morning continues. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:04. developing news from northern virginia. three people are dead. there was a shooting on the quantico marine base. authorities there say a male marine suspected of shooting two fellow marines a man and woman and killing himself. coming up at 6:15 what the authorities said about that shooting in an early morning news conference. >>> a 15-year-old girl and mother say they were attacked by a large man on a crowded muni bus. it happened last weekend at the intersection of mission street and onondaga avenue. claudine wong is at that intersection now and talking to muni riders. >> reporter: it has been a very busy line here. this is the 14th and mission bus that is pulling up behind me at the intersection. this is apparently where the attacker got on the bus last weekend. and before it was all over he ended up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman for her teenage daughter. the search for her is still under way -- the search is still under way. the mother and daughter were standing at the back of this very crowded bus
armed and definitely dangerous. we will bring you an update and full update at 6:00. robert handa, ktvu. >> i know the first and heading area is right near the county of santa clara buildings. the jail is in that area. the police office is there. how is this affecting the offices there. >> reporter: many of the police officers are on the scene. but it doesn't affect the county business because they're directly opposite from where most of the action is taking place. they believe that he headed south in the area from where he left the crime scene. and most of the county buildings, city buildings and everything else is to the north. and so most of the blocked area is to the south. >> live in san jose we'll stay on this story all night. >>> criminal charges will not be filed against the driver who fatally hit a teenage girl. leyla vevand was riding her bike to school when the accident happened. they say the teen should have yielded to the gmc pickup truck in front of her as it slowed down to turn. she attempted to make the same turn. hit the vehicle and was ran over. the teen's family is op
he's be engaged in the in the past. live in vallejo, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a man was killed this afternoon. police say the man was shot about 12:20 at william reed drive right around the corner from marsh elementary. police say the victim was 20 years old. a friend says the victim had a young daughter and had been trying to enlist in the marines. the elementary was not placed on lockdown. >>> neighbors raced to get the word out as three homes burned this morning. ktvu was first on the scene as flames gutted two homes and damaged a third. ktvu's noelle walker live at say with the three things working against fire crews efforts. >> reporter: i was standing here in this very spot yesterday. you'd have seen three homes behind me. take a look behind me, now they're boarding up the windows of this home that was heavily damaged. the home owner says this didn't have to happen. to see there was once a home here requires some imagination. >> everything else is gone. >> reporter: at 2:30 a.m. the island should have been dark and quiet. it was neither. >> our neighbor comes r
offices at san jose at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night. live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> more details now. many people who live near those train tracks say fences won't do any good. today we saw several people walking along the tracks. neighbors say crossing the track saves you 5 to 10 minutes. there have been four fatal incidents involving caltrains this year. including one last week when a caltrain hit and killed maria juarez. >>> a shooting death of a virginia engineer in the bay area for a job interview. it took jurors just one day to find george huggins of oakland guilty of murder. united kingdom honk -- jinghong kang was in the area for a job interview with google. >>> extra eyes were on hand to keep an eye out about a meeting about affordable housing in the north bay. continuing coverage now. patty lee joins us live in san rafael, where attendees of that meeting were greeted by protesters. >> reporter: this flyer shows why there is security on hand. even though the issue is affordable housing, what came up tonight were accusations including racism, and classism
showers for you all morning long, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us this morning, i am pam cook. >> and as we said before, showers today. how long is this going to last? >> maybe just the morning but spring has sprung. there is not a lot but we will take anything we can get. mainly in the morning, here is sal. >>> good morning traffic looks good but it is wet out there and it might cause some traffic or even some collisions if you are not careful so give yourself a little extra time. it looks good as you approach the 80 split, let's go back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news of a large fire which has been burning since 2:30 a.m. this morning. claudine wong is live to explain why firefighters have had such a hard time putting this fire out. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning pam. you can see their putting a lot of water on this structure and this is the second structure to burn. you can see the glow of the flames are still up there from the front and from the back and t
within the next hour. live from alameda, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning, we're tracking an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly man in vallejo. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning. where was the victim found and what have you heard about witnesses? >> reporter: well, there are some witnesses, dave. vallejo police this morning -- at this point, are not talking about who the witnesses are or what they may have seen. vallejo police are not saying why this elderly man may have been targeted. but we do know that he was found about 5:30 last night inside a detached garage at a home on the 400 block of hichborn street on the west side of the city. that garage had apparently been converted into a livivi space. we saw homicide detectives gathering evidence there late into the night last night. now, the victim's name in this case is not being released because his family has yet to be notified. we're working with the sergeant to try to get an update on the investigation. this was vallejo's sixth homicide of the year so far. it'ss ab
handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we are working to gather more details about a suspicious package that was reported at city college. we're told the suspicious package is inside building seven. you're looking right now at video taken a short while ago by chopper 2. the school was evacuated and shut down as of four o -- 4:00 this afternoon. >>> we're hearing about a possible batch of drug laced brownnies that sickened several children. >> reporter: we're now told that many of those students are at home recovering. the school district says that only five students actually got sick today but some family members who were here at the emergency room at the hospital this afternoon say they think that number was closer to 15. it was not part of a lesson plan but family members say students shared marijuana brownnies during wood shop in hayward. >> she said she took a small piece off of it and it was being passed around in class. >> reporter: from the school they said that there were possibly other narcotic stuff involved inside the brownnie. >> reporter: palomino says that he rushed his s
plan. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> new this morning, a silver alert has been issued for a missing man from danville. police say 83-year-old nicholas paul tetino was last seen leaving his home yesterday afternoon. police were able to talk to him by within but they say he sounded -- by phone but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another sa
from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightl
was arrested for dwi. >>> a group of recruits graduated from the police academy. ktvu's jade hernandez shows us how this graduating class is already boosting moral within opd. >> reporter: police chief howard jordan says being an oakland officer is a very tough job in a very tough city but the new job marks a new phase of the department. today the oakland police department gains 36 new officers. six months later, inside the scotish rite temple, city leaders and family members gathered to celebrate. >> police officers not training officers anymore. you're now police officers congratulations. >> reporter: mayor jean quan emphasized the diverse crowd. some speak english, mandarin. and some ties keep others giving to the city. >> and retired oakland police department frank low. >> cheers came from the low family as the father pinned a badge on his son. and the academy will continue training a new recruit class begins right here in oakland on monday: jade hernandez, ktvu news. >>> more details now, today's graduating class also included seven dispatchers for oakland police. the dispatchers went th
right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it is thursday march 21st . an elderly woman is in the hospital after she and her husband were run over by a truck. tara is live where the crash happened. >> reporter: good morning. that woman is in critical condition fighting for her life. getting an idea how busy this intersection can be. this is where it happened in one of these four crosswalks right here. it's very busy. muni comes through here . it looked like this last night although obviously darker and a lot more fog. it was pretty dense and authorities say that is what contributed toward the accident. happened off west portal avenue at 9:40 last night. a pick-up truck hit an elderly couple. the man was okay, his wife was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. in the fog, they want to remind folks to drive slowly. but despite the fog, people say drivers simply need to slow down. >> i'm really worried about this intersection right here cause i go over here everyday. i'm afraid everybody's trying to get t
until the sergeant has more for us we will bring you the latest alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people were concerned about the dark smoke rising and it started 2:30 in sacramento county and it was put out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out and plus it was hard to get to and at first, air quality district said it was a prescribed burn and later he changed it to an actual vegetation fire. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this isn't press sufficient burn period runs through april 15th and it must be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. janine de la vega is in san jose to tells you how the companies are responding, good morning. >> reporter: well, they have a very diverse population and they say the workforce for tech giants do not. they had a tough time getting them to give up all their information and they are asking 20 of the most influential stuff about their employees. only 20 responded even after they find and the companies included cisco and ebay, they show women are underreprese
the sáurpblg tomorrow morning. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news -- resume the search tomorrow morning. >>> a family is mourning the loss of a soldier. james grizzam died thursday from wounds he received during small arms fire last monday. the special forces soldier graduated from mount eden high school in hayward in 1989 and he joined the military in 2003. he is survived by his wife, parents and sister. >>> the parents of a contra costa county marine killeded in a double murder suicide planned to fly in to retrieve their daughter's body. castro was killed by this man lopez. lopez also killed another marine before turning the gun on h himself. investigators have not released. castro mata was living out her dream. >> she just wanted to serve her country, you know. like since high school she just always said i want to go to the marines. she was so happy about it. >> reporter: castro mata's family told the mercury news they had no indication of trouble at the base and that sarah was friends with lopez but they had not heard of the other marine. he has been identified as 23- year-o
that left three people wounded. ktvu have confirmed the san fransisco entertainment commission has issued a 72-hour emergency suspension for nightclub 330 ritch after gunfire erupted at the club near at & t park. police are still looking for the shooters. we learn about the chaos and violence that sent club goers scrambling. >> reporter: the gunfire broke out just before 1:30 this morning at a nightclub in san fransisco, south of market. >> everybody was screaming, people running in and out, blood on the floor in the club. people falling and getting stepped on. >> reporter: it started with an argument inside the 330 ritch club. one man pulled a gun and fired. brittany williams ran outside and hid behind a car to avoid being shot. >> terrified. i have a child to go home to. this was a girl behind me what to do. i said i have no idea. >> reporter: three men were shot all from the east bay and police expect the victims to survive. after the initial gunfire inside the nightclub, this dispute spilled out into the street where more shots were fired. and what police described to me as a rolling
that. so be sure to tune in tomorrow morning. and remember we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. thanks so much for joining us. good night everyone. éñ>pú8npoxpÑpxñxñ8< >>> a cold and forbidden place set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world. such is alcatraz island and the prison that made it famous. high does it still fascinate more than 1 million tourists a year and offer us a mystery that will likely never be solved? the answer to those questions tonight on a second look. >>> hello everyone tonight we visit one of the most fascinating places in the bay area. alcatraz island. since the mid-1800 it's gone from fortress to prison to tourist attraction. after years as a military prison alcatraz switched to civilian use in the early 1930s. the first civilian inmates arrived in 1934, the last left in 1964. it has become too expensive to operate and the buildings were deteriorating. the last inmates were loaded on to buses that day, taken to the pier, transferred to boats and then shipped off to other federal prisons that were more moder
and how people in san francisco are raising their voices today. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us monday morning, march 25th i'm pam cook. >> back at it again. i hope you had a good weekend. a great weekend in terms of weather wise. it was fantastic. >> yes gorgeous. >> steve paulson how is it looking? >> some changes but we are running out of time for rain. there could be something near the end of the week but it looks like it's going to southern california today. high clouds. patchy clouds. highs today 50s and 60s and low 70s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. traffic is doing pretty well. there is road work out there. we're looking at highway 101 if you are driving through you can see traffic looking good approaching the 80 split. s a this morning we are looking at the commute on interstate 880 northbound near high street. you still might see flashing lights as a result of some of the road work there. although traffic is getting by in all the open lanes. let's go back to the desk. >> in over night news three people ar
for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. see you the next time news breaks. >> watch ktvu channel 2 news at noon. we'll have more to president obama's trip to the east, criticism of israel and also how he handled that heckler when he was talking to university students. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. thanks for joining us. have a great day. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the tv outlet was. what is he talking about? and if mom was hosting her book club that day, guess what...you missed it! we couldn't just move the tv all willy-nilly all over the house. ohh! ohh! kids today have it so good. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. call to get u-verse tv starting at $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> hi, everybody, i am beth troutman. it is time for videos "right this minute." >>> update on the deputy involved in what -- >> looks like
was killed. live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland city auditor says two councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's c
on that homicide tonight in vallejo. remember we're always here for you on ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. happy st. patrick's day. another look at san francisco's city hall glistening green tonight. thank you so much for joins us this weekend, we'll see you back here next weekend. >>> it was a historic visit, we go back to 1987 and the journey of pope john paul ii to northern california. and we look at the other papal visits to the united states. >> i give you my best wishes. >> and we look at the lives of john paul ii and the career to date of pope benedict xvi. >>> good evening and welcome to a second look. pope john paul ii came to san francisco at the time that the city was at the grips of the aids epidemic. what the pope did helped to comfort those with aids. he reached out and touched them offering a blessing an hope of healing. we have a report from that day. beginning with rita williams who was at mission dolores with the pope's visit to the california's oldest mission. >> reporter: john paul ii warmly greeted those along the center aisle of the pope. some of the 900 invited guests. the po
east. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody, it is march 21st, i am brian flores. >> and i am pam cook. >> it was cloudy all day, a little cooler on the lows mostly sunny but no doubt about it a westerly breeze is in place, here is sal. >>> traffic is doing well on highway 24 as you drive to the caldecott tunnel and also interstate 880, we are off to a good stat to the coliseum and there is roadwork being done on the upper deck, it is 4:29 let's go back to the desk. >>> right now pg&e is on the scene of something that is affecting many customers, paul? >> reporter: good morning we are live in the bay view district, this is where it was affected and you can see there is power restored to part of the area but right down the street right here, that area is still in a blackout. here is the scene this morning, the base of the pole was burned and still smoldering. for some reason this live wire fell to the ground causing an outage that affected 235 paint page customers. they are working to restore power and figuring out what caused this. this could have bee
the ceremony for pope francis, the new pope. in rome, amy kellogg, fox news. >>> stay with ktvu we will bring you live coverage of that installation mass from st. peters square coverage begins 1:30 a.m. chef. >> temperatures were warm, 70 antioch, 67 in santa rosa. highs tomorrow remain warm, increasing clouds again. here is the weather system a nice looking system it will rain but most of this moisture, a lot of it, will go out of the area to the north of us. we will get rain but not as much as we could. here is how it breaks down. tomorrow noontime it really starts to cloud up and this is the computer model now see the shower building offshore. you are drive, morning classes, outdoor work, before noon you are solid. after that, we get into it. 5:00 p.m. showers start to fall we could have a little wet on the afternoon commute this isn't heavy rain but wet. it will impact your afternoon commute. when i come back i roll this all the way through we go looking for more rain. 5 day forecast with your weekend back here 10:45 p.m. >>> tomorrow a san francisco supervisor, plans to introduce legisla
super bowl, the meeting tonight which could be a game changer, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, it is tuesday march 19th, i am dave clark. let's check in with steve paulson for the weather. >>> low cloud cover will continue to stream in and light rain later on more likely for the evening commute, here is sal. >>> right now traffic on 680 is moving along well as you drive passed the mission boulevard exit. also on the san mateo bridge, it's nice all the way out to the peninsular. it is coming up on 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> they are now vowing to serve the poorest and the weakest. six hours ago pope frances has given a key symbol. before being installed to the st. peters' square in an open vehicle which was not covered by bullet proof glass and he broke protocol to kiss a disabled man's head. many packed in and you can see the greetings going on and we take you there again live, vice- president joseph biden was there for the inn tall layings mass and he -- installation mass and he shook hands during a meet and greet and vice- presi
'm tara moriarty, ktvu news. >>> let's check in again with sal. two big problems. right now you want to check on the toll plaza. >> we also want to check on one of the busiest commutes. that would be the toll plaza. westbound bay bridge toll plaza, there's certainly a delay, but it's not as much as it normally is. this is common for a fry when we have traffic backed up like this and then in the 8:00 hour we should see clearing unless there's a crash. also looking at the commute here on san francisco's freeways, certainly people out there, it's a little crowded but certainly northbound 101 looks good from 280 up to the 280 split. we've been talking about the problem on 280 southbound. it's going to be a major traffic issue for the next few hours on 280 approaching 101. the alternate is southbound 280 to 101 or get yourself on 101 to begin with and head south. >>> filling in for steve, it's bill martin. >>> good morning on your friday. steve is out today. he's still sick yesterday. i know he's feeling better today. i he'll be back on monday. in the meantime, you've got me. plenty of su
and hope the tips will lead them to the thieves. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> news about a 22-year-old san jose state university student who was reported miss pg e. he's been found. the family of gabriel lorette- smith contacted officials so day their sons safe and at home. a family member found him in santa cruz county. authorities say his family and friends were especially concerned about his safety because they think lorette- smith may have been undiagnosed mental problem. >>> the man shot and killed by police last night was a person of interest in a homicide case. police officers tried to stop two men in a stolen white honda. authorities say an officer on foot opened fire when the honda's driver accelerated toward him. the driver died at the hospital. his name has not been released. investigators say a male passenger in the car is corporating with authorities. >>> we're learning more about another officer-involved shooting. this happened friday night in napa. police say a suspect they were trying to apprehend pulled out a shiny metal object and pointed it right
to contact bart police. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san mateo police will be back at ayr gone high school after receiving a threat from the school. police say they will be there again and through the weekend as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control tower
, the message they plan to send their boss, it is all and coming up, on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. . >>> good morning, i am pam cook, look who is back with us, steve paulson. >> we do have some changes tomorrow and we will have increasing clouds and still 60s to near 70s and maybe some highs on the mild to warm side, here is sal. >>> right now traffic is off to a good start, we had a couple of minor incidents and there is a spin out there. let's go out and take a look at some live pictures and this is 101, traffic looks good approaching the 880 split. and the westbound bay bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> bart trains could be even more packed than usual this morning. tara moriarty is live in oakland where a pilot program just got underway, tara? >> well, they have made a couple of tweaks in order to accommodate all passengers. basically you will be allowed to bring your bikes for this entire week on to bart but during peak hours you will not have it on the first three cars of each train. that means from 7:00 until 9:00 and then again from 4:30 to 6:30 this evening. accommoda
. >>> and putting them in strong contention for hosting super bowl 50, ktvu channel 2 morning news starts right now. >>> it is tuesday march 19th, i am brian flores. >> good morning for waking up with us early, almost 4:30 steve paulson. almost 4:30 a.m. it is 4:28. >> we had light sprinkles and we have some light rain today, a few high 60s, here is sal. >>> highway 4 as you come through, it is not a bad commute at all, and it is not bad on 680 as you drive towards walnut creek. and on the san mateo bridge looks good going out to the high-rise. >>> happening right now, pope frances has been officially nominated to serve the poor evident and the week -- poorest and the weakest. six hours ago he was given a key symbol, before being installed he circled st. peters square in an open vehicle which was not surrounded by broke glass and he bent down to kiss the disabled man in the crowd. they watched the installation and vice-president joseph biden watched the mass. >>> a woman is in the hospital after being hit by a car in concord. police tell us the woman is 20 years old and is expected to survive her i
, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> one man is dead after a s.w.a.t. standoff shut down a vallejo neighborhood for several hours today. it started about 11:30 this morning. police received calls about a man armed with a rifle outside a home. after a 4 hour standoff the man pointed his weapon at officers who then opened fire. s.w.a.t. team found the man dead inside the home. police say they don't know yet if officers killed him or if he committed suicide. >>> in antioch police are investigating the killing of a 20-year-old man this afternoon. police say the victim was shot just before 12:30 at the intersection of west medil street and william reed drive. authorities have not released the victim's name. there are no suspects in custody. >>> trader joe's and whole foods announced they will boycott genetically engineered fish. this comes as the food and drug administration is deciding whether to approve a genetically engineered food. bay area shoppers we talked with had reactions. >> i think it's disgusting that it even exists. and i was very disappointed when people voted to -- that
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